Investment Analysts


Vivus Soars After FDA Panel Approves     Thu, 23 Feb '12 | 12:00 PM ET

Vivus stock is soaring after an FDA panel gave the thumbs up to its diet drug, with the Fast Money team. Mike King, analyst at Rodman Renshaw, also weighs in.

Sears Speaks to Wall Street     Thu, 23 Feb '12 | 11:17 AM ET

Sears is speaking to analysts on an earnings conference call for the first time since the chain was acquired by Eddie Lampert, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

Darden Delivers Strong Q3 Forecast     Thu, 23 Feb '12 | 10:41 AM ET

Darden Restaurants provides a bullish Q3 earnings view, even in the face of skyrocketing gasoline prices, with Matt DiFrisco, sr. restaurant analyst at Lazard Capital Markets.

Targets Hits its Bulls-Eye     Thu, 23 Feb '12 | 10:22 AM ET

The second largest U.S. discount retailer beat on both the top and bottom lines, while projecting full-year earnings that far exceeded the Street's estimates, with Colin McGranahan, analyst at Bernstein.

Sears Posts Large 4Q Loss     Thu, 23 Feb '12 | 10:22 AM ET

Mary Ross Gilbert, retail analyst at Imperial Capital, explains why she has an underperform on Sears and a $6 price target.

Santelli's Morning Bond Update     Thu, 23 Feb '12 | 9:35 AM ET

CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on Treasurys, the euro and the U.S. dollar.

HP's Earnings Shows Major Challenges     Thu, 23 Feb '12 | 6:30 AM ET

HP is probably losing market share to other tech giants, according to Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird IT hardware senior analyst, who adds that CEO Meg Whitman is not the obvious choice for Hewlett-Packard.

$5 Gas & Cheesecake Factory     Wed, 22 Feb '12 | 2:11 PM ET

What would you give up if gas hit $5 a gallon? Many of CNBC's viewers said they'd do without going out to dinner so much. Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak & Co., weighs in on the impact for restaurant stocks like the Cheesecake Factory.

Laura Champine, Collins Stewart sr. retail analyst, offers her view on Lumber Liquidators.

CS Joins $600 Apple Club     Wed, 22 Feb '12 | 12:25 PM ET

Credit Suisse is upping its price target of Apple to $600, joining a growing club of bullish analysts on the Street, with the Fast Money team.

Inside TJX Conference Call     Wed, 22 Feb '12 | 12:21 PM ET

Retail earnings are underway with Dollar Tree and TJX Companies reporting this morning. Patrick McKeever, sr. analyst at MKM Partners, shares insight from the TJX conference call.

Netflix's New Competition, Comcast     Wed, 22 Feb '12 | 11:40 AM ET

Insight on how Netflix's competition will change as NBC's parent company Comcast announces its new streaming service, with Amy Chozick, New York Times and Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets.

Dell's Earnings Miss     Wed, 22 Feb '12 | 10:42 AM ET

A look at where Dell is headed from here, with Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst.

TJX Higher Profits on Holiday Sales     Wed, 22 Feb '12 | 10:13 AM ET

Retailer TJX reports higher quarterly profit on strong holiday sales. Insight with Kimberly Greenberger, Morgan Stanley retail analyst.

Dell Q4 Earnings Results     Wed, 22 Feb '12 | 6:34 AM ET

Insight on why he downgraded Dell, with Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird IT hardware senior analyst. Noland explains the areas of weakness that Dell saw in the fourth quarter.

Oil Prices Ride Higher     Tue, 21 Feb '12 | 3:15 PM ET

How to play energy as tensions with Iran escalate, with Brian Youngberg, Edward Jones, and Fadel Gheit, Oppenheimer & Co.

Organics & the Bull Case for HAIN     Tue, 21 Feb '12 | 2:38 PM ET

Andy Wolf, BB&T Capital Markets, explains his hold rating on Whole Foods and discusses why he likes Hain Celestial.

Dell Sentiment Too Positive?     Tue, 21 Feb '12 | 12:42 PM ET

PC giant Dell is releasing its quarterly numbers after the bell, but Shaw Wu, analyst at Sterne Agee, has an underperform rating and a $15 price target on the stock.

Home Depot Builds Q4 Profit     Tue, 21 Feb '12 | 10:17 AM ET

A mild winter helped the home improvement chain beat the Street. Insight with Chris Horvers, J.P. Morgan retail-hardlines analyst.

Buy Retail Stocks?     Fri, 17 Feb '12 | 3:15 PM ET

Discussing whether investors should buy retail names ahead of their earnings next week, with Jon Fisher, Fifth Third Asset Management, and Michael Keara, Morningstar.

FSLR Gets a Pop     Fri, 17 Feb '12 | 12:48 PM ET

First Solar shares are up nearly 7% after the company received approval to build a solar firm. Aaron Chew, analyst at Maxim Group, weighs in.

Shares of Microsoft Hitting Highs     Fri, 17 Feb '12 | 11:40 AM ET

Microsoft is powering ahead of a number of new product launches including Windows 8, with Walter Pritchard, Citi director/software analyst.

Moody's Bank Review     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 5:46 PM ET

What impact will a Moody's downgrade have on banks and capital markets? Brad Hintz, Sanford Bernstein research analyst, provides perspective

Nordstrom Q4 Earnings Trade     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 5:19 PM ET

The Fast Money traders weigh in on the retail play, and Erika Maschmeyer, R.W. Baird retail analyst, breaks down the Q4 numbers on retailer, Nordstrom, and its outlook for 2012.

Consumers Don't Want BlackBerries     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 2:55 PM ET

Only 5% of smartphone buyers are currently planning to purchase a BlackBerry. Will Power, Robert W. Baird, explains.

GM's Next Move     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 2:37 PM ET

GM's European business is putting a big dent in its earnings results. Brian Johnson, Barclays sr. equity research analyst, discusses the automaker's next move.

Bull Case for Apple Stock     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 12:35 PM ET

Whitney Tilson, shares why he likes Apple now.

Neutral on LinkedIn Stock?     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 12:31 PM ET

Mark Mahaney, analyst at Citigroup, has a "neutral" rating on LinkedIn and $90 price target.

Bull Case for JC Penney     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 12:22 PM ET

Liz Dunn, retail analyst at MacQuarie, explains why she has an "outperform" on JC Penney and a $47 price target. She also shares her view on Lululemon.

Is it 'Over' for Netflix?     Thu, 16 Feb '12 | 12:15 PM ET

Michael Pacter, analyst at Webush Securities, explains why he thinks it's "over" for Netflix.